I often find myself reading supposedly non biased articles about Linux Mac and Pc where OSX is said to be just the same in terms of security and viruses as windows, and only get less because of market share. I am quite certain this is not true because of the good old "OS9 had much smaller market share and far more viruses" argument. Sure, macs are expensive, non hardware customisable and some other disadvantages, but I wish they would retire the old security market share crap. This is an extract from one particular article that annoyed me a little. OSX isnt 100% perfect of course like any software, but this is just misleading. Mac Security Is NOT Better Than Windows 7. Many still live with the myth that Mac OS X doesn't have any security issues while Windows does. That myth ignores the facts. For example, Apple just released 18 security patches (the smallest collection of patches this year) for Mac OS X on August 5th. Many try to argue that not all the fixes are for Mac OS X, but rather for other software that might be included with it. To compare apples-to-apples (pun intended) you have to stack up the software each vendor ships with their products, not selective parts of it. While it is true that Windows is still a much larger security target because of it's market share, it isn't true that the Mac doesn't have plenty of security issues of its own. http://m.networkworld.com/community/node/44512#mobify-bookmark Am I right or is there actual truth to this?